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Rohtas Fort

Listed under Forts and Fortifications in Jhelum, Pakistan.

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Following his defeat of the Mughal emperor Humayun in 1541, Sher Shah Suri built a strong fortified complex at Rohtas, a strategic site in the north of what is now Pakistan. It was never taken by storm and has survived intact to the present day. The main fortifications consist of the massive walls, which extend for more than 4 km; they are lined with bastions and pierced by monumental gateways. Rohtas Fort, also called Qila Rohtas, is an exceptional example of early Muslim military architecture in Central and South Asia.

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they had to spoil it to save it!

It was a better place to visit before UNESCO listed it as world heritage. It was not a tourist circus. One could have the whole place to one's self for the day .It had more atmosphere then.

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yep - that's the contradiction at the heart of tourism!

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